Medicine changes


Information and changes to medicine - 2014 and 2016

March 2016

Erythromycin tablets - supply problems for medicine chest A and B

Persons in charge of medical care on board ships flying the Danish flag must observe that, at the moment, there are problems with the supply of Erythromycin (7.4 Erythromycin tablets of 500 mg). Currently, it is not known when the supply situation will be been normalised again.

For persons in charge of medical care on board ships flying the Danish flag this means that - when the current stock of 7.4 Erythromycin expires and it is impossible to buy new ones - it is hereby permitted to buy the tablet Clarithromycin 500 mg instead. Please note that it must not  be prolonged release tablets!

Quantities to be carried:

A chest: 30 tablets

B chest: 30 tablets

The above applies until the supply of Erythromycin has been re-established.

When buying the tablet Clarithromycin 500 mg, the person in charge of medical care must get the guidelines from the webpage of the Danish Maritime Authority. It must be printed and inserted in "Inventory, control document and user guidelines for medicaments and medical equipment".

User guidelines for the tablet Clarithromycin (in Danish)

June 2015

Suppository Domperidon
It is no longer possible to buy
12.11 suppository Domperidon 30 mg. The European Medicine Agency has required additional documentation for the product. Therefore, the manufacturer has chosen to withdraw it from the market.

Tablets replace suppositories
In the future, the persons in charge of medical care must buy tablets by the name of
Domperidon 10 mg instead of the suppositories. The medicine chest must contain 30 tablets irrespective of whether it is chest A, B, C or CR.

Remember the user guidelines
On the webpage of the Danish Maritime Authority, user guidelines are available for the tablets. The person in charge of medical care must print it and insert it in the folder ”Inventory, control document and user guidelines for medicaments and medical equipment”.

User guidelines for the tablet Domperidom (in Danish)

 

May 2015

Information about Aciclovir

Danish ships always carry a mandatory  medicine chest, the medicine and equipment in which are stipulated by law. Now, there are global supply problems with the eye ointment Aciclovir (30 mg/g), which leads to global restrictions on the purchase and supply of the product.
For persons in charge of medical care on board ships flying the Danish flag this means that when the current stock of Aciclovir eye ointment expires, it is not to be bought and refilled into medicine chest A. 

When the Danish Health Authority informs that the supply has been re-established for Aciclovir eye ointment, it will also be evident from the webpage of the Danish Maritime Authority.

May 2015

The persons in charge of medical care on board ships flying the Danish flag must be aware that a product in medicine chests A and B is no longer available for purchase.

Eye drops, 13. 8 Fusidin 1% in disposable pipettes
Fusidin eye drops can no longer be ordered in disposable pipettes as they are no longer manufactured. When purchasing this preparation, it is now being replaced by Fusidin eye ointment 5 grams.

The quantity in medicine chest A: 4 tubes of 5 grams.
The quantity in medicine chest B: 2 tubes of 5 grams.

When ordering Fusidin eye ointment 5 grams, the person in charge of medical care must acquire the user guidelines from the webpage of the Danish Maritime Authority. These guidelines are to be printed and inserted in the "Inventory, control document and user guidelines of medicaments and medical equipment categories A and B".

User guidelines for Fusidin eye ointment (in Danish)

 

March 2015

Persons in charge of medical care on board Danish ships must be aware that a specific product in medicine chest A is no longer available in Denmark.

Oral solution 15.1 Dextromethorphan
The medicament concerned is Dextromethorphan in oral solution, which is no longer marketed and sold in Denmark. In connection with purchase in Denmark, it is now replaced by Dextromethorphan as tablets of 30 mg. If the medicament is purchased abroad, it is however still optional whether you choose tablets or the oral solution.

If the person in charge of medical care orders tablets of 30 mg, the minimum quantity in medicine chest A is 40 tablets, and the user guidelines for the tablet are available from the webpage of the Danish Maritime Authority. They must be printed and inserted in the "Inventory, control document and user guidelines of medicaments and medical equipment category A".

User guidelines for the tablets Dextromethorphan (in Danish)

 

March 2014

Medical caretakers on board ships flying the Danish flag must be aware that two medicaments in medicine chests A, B, C and CR are to be replaced.

Suppository 12.3 Metoclopramide
They are suppository 12.3 Metoclopramide, which has been withdrawn from the market in Denmark and the EU. Metoclopramide is replaced by suppository Domperidone 30 mg, which will have group number 12.11. The minimum quantity to be carried in medicine chests A, B, C and CR will be 12.

When buying Domperidon, medical caretakers must get the user guidelines below. They must be printed and inserted in "Inventory, control document and user guidelines for medicaments and medical equipment category A, B, C and CR".


User guidelines for Domperidon (in Danish)

 

 

 

 

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